Power/Performance Bits: April 22

Plasmonics could improve solar performance, data storage According to researchers at Purdue University, plasmonic metamaterials that operate at high temperatures could significantly improve solar cell performance and make advanced computer data storage technology possible that uses heat to record information on a magnetic disk. These materials could make it possible to harness clouds of ele... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: August 20

Rechargeable flow battery for cheaper, large-scale energy storage In a creation that may eventually enable cheaper, large-scale energy storage, MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn’t rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity. According to the researchers, the palm-sized prototype generates three times as much power per square centi... » read more